Touchscreen smartphones sales rose twice, Apple still in the lead

10 February, 2010
The high-tech industry analyzers from Canalys have published a very interesting report about the touchscreen and smartphone markets in 2009. Apparently last year was the first time...

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  • bliss

bliss, 13 Feb 2010It's pretty cool how the Google phones will automatically share ... moreThe BUSS can be turned off so there is no issue there and as far as your comment about running business apps with 512 meg memory have NO restriction since an offline Wikipedia reader called Wikidroyd, and, while the application size if 556kb, it dumps 4 gigs of data files to the SD card.

Apps are free to dump as much data onto the external storage - its only the .exe file which has to reside on internal memory. So the internal storage is nowhere near as big as issue as you are claiming it to be.

  • ThePaper

therock, 13 Feb 2010this forum is gettin ridiculous. the sales of iphones skyrock... moreExactly and people prefer the experience that Apple gives them, you can go on and on and on about features til the cows come home, you don't use them 100% of the time, the phone's interface you do with everything you do with your phone, Apple delivers the best of the thing everyone uses the most.

That is the reason for it's success they are so good to just get things done.

  • therock

Serge, 12 Feb 2010Well, they only said that the HTC's radio system is slighty bett... morei wonder what will be the upgrade for the iphone 4g, if there is one? a minor feature again.

  • therock

this forum is gettin ridiculous.

the sales of iphones skyrocketed because simply of marketing and advertising. The iphone is seen in many stores. Place the n900, hd2, and other high end smartphones in many stores as well I assure a huge curiosity amongst the people will arise that will lead into a purchase.

People people people...the argument in this forum is like the end of the world. It is nonsense. IT IS A MATTER OF A PREFERENCE.

  • bliss

bliss, 13 Feb 2010what are you talking about. Almost 99% of Nexus one's features a... moreIt's pretty cool how the Google phones will automatically share all your contacts with everyone on earth, unless you change the default settings in "Buzz", it's good to know that Google can make advertising dollars off you AND everyone you know.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/189081/google_buz­z_criticized_for_disclosing_gmail_contacts.html?­tk=nl_dnx_h_crawl

Enjoy your little baubles, toy that it is, no power to run real programs.

Games are an indication of how well hardware and software will work together to run business class Apps.

The Nexus wastes it by running things in a java VM.

That and no respect for people's privacy, Google eyes their product users as cash cows to be milked for all their worth via their core business, targeted advertising.

  • bliss

Serge, 12 Feb 2010Well, they only said that the HTC's radio system is slighty bett... morewhat are you talking about. Almost 99% of Nexus one's features as far as sepcs and hardware is superior to iphone. From 5 mega pixel camera with flash, to 1 GH speed of cpu, 3.7 viewable screen, resolution and speech recognition in all text-email applications.

My McDonald numbers once again to be corrected, maybe the 3rd time is a charmer, Sales total $72.39 BILLION in 2009, like iphone, huge sales but 2nd rate food and product.

  • bliss

Just to correct the numbers on McDonald, they had $72.39 million in sales last year yet I wouldn't touch their product with a 10 foot pole let alone put it in my body.

Apple selling over 25 million in iphone to the mass that is fooled by their eyes and don't know or care about anything as long as they can play their stupid 3d games and watch you-tube or listen to their music 24-7.

  • bliss

Anonymous, 12 Feb 201025 million people bought iPhones last year... TWENTY FIVE MIL... more1st of all do us all a favor and pick a screen name instead of going with anonymous. It's annoying since there are too many of you without a name. Pick a stupid name like your Iphone so we know whom we're talking-chating with here.

2nd- McDonald did 7.2 billion in sales last year too, does it man it has good food and it's a good product? I wouldn't touch anything that McDonald sells and put it in my body. Selling more Iphone 25 million or more doesn't mean anything if the product is 2nd rate to Nexus when you compare all the hardware and sepcs.

3RD- If you care that much about 3d games that Iphone has then I give you that, you must be 15 years old or one of the million X generation adults that still likes playing games on a phone and runs out to get a cellular phone to play games on. Your right, Apple has better games and 3D too, but if I cared that much about games, which I don't, I would stick with XBOX- Wii- or play station.

  • Serge

David, 12 Feb 2010Iphone 3GS got knocked the fu** out by Nexus One at CNET prizefi... moreWell, they only said that the HTC's radio system is slighty better. That's not a big deal, since the Nexus One is the newer device. Given that iPhone 4G is on its way, you better cool down or it will be too much for you to handle once it's out.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2010Apple didn't sold 25 million in 1 year LOL get your facts straig... moreDid you read the news article?

http://pic.gsmarena.com/vv/newsimg/10/02/canalys­-report/gsmarena_001.gif

25,103,770 iPhones sold in 2009 according to the news article you are replying to.

Do you have problems with comprehension or something?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Feb 201025 million unboxing videos on YouTube???Apple didn't sold 25 million in 1 year LOL get your facts straight apple fanboy.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Feb 201025 million unboxing videos on YouTube???It'd take 713 years to watch 15 minute unboxing videos of all the iPhones sold last year.

How you like them Apples?

  • Anonymous

David, 12 Feb 2010Seriously, do you even know what GLbenchmark is? Or is it like o... more25 million unboxing videos on YouTube???

  • Anonymous

David, 12 Feb 2010Seriously, do you even know what GLbenchmark is? Or is it like o... more"Iand thought a thumbsized 4G usb receiver was the size of a brick?"

http://www.samsunghub.com/wp-content/uploads/200­9/10/samsung-lte.jpg

You must have some fat fingers dude, you were saying it's the size of a "pinkie finger".

So you live in Norway to have one of these and commute to America to use a Nexus (for the free navigation)???

  • David

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2010Hahaha a knockout on the Cnet review the Nexus won by .1 of a po... moreWow, all that utter nonsense and you still didn't answer any of my 2 question or reply to a statement.

Question1:

"Is it like one of them brilliant times you thougt a 8" mini netbook was a 17" laptop, and thought a thumbsized 4G usb receiver was the size of a brick?"

Question2:

"Are you one them that has your iPhone in them silly plastic cases and watch 15 minutes unboxings on Youtube about them? They really make me laugh. Watching for them case unboxings and comments for just 1 min is like watching Comedy Central for me. It's funny as hell in a pathetic kinda way"

Statement:

"I could link you to at least 10 pages with lists where iPhone would be among bottom 3 among new phones, like screen resolution, call quality, 3G reception, batterytime etc etc..."

  • Anonymous

David, 12 Feb 2010Seriously, do you even know what GLbenchmark is? Or is it like o... moreHahaha a knockout on the Cnet review the Nexus won by .1 of a point and only due to the NETWORK not the iPhone itself.

So you must be American to have the free navigation.

  • Anonymous

David, 12 Feb 2010Seriously, do you even know what GLbenchmark is? Or is it like o... moreGames, have you seen the games on Android?

Reminiscent of old Java games from handsets from 2004,i.e. totally lame, I was expecting more from the "Raging Thunder" demo in the Android Market (FREE DEMO) the full version costs, like a lot of Software in the Android marketplace, pricing is all over the place, some things are in $, some in £ and some in you pay through Amazon.

Symbian WinMo and iPhone OS absolutely annihilate Android as a gaming platform, and the best?

iPhone as is proven by it's number one ranking in rendering 3D graphics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_P2UT-yQ2M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_l6Wz35ttU

Of course this is an old game and they have advanced since then but it is playable on Android.

Low powered applications running in a Java virtual machine is all Android is capable of.

  • geh

tittle typo: "Smartphoes"

  • David

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2010So where's this Nexus phone on this list? http://www.glbenchm... moreSeriously, do you even know what GLbenchmark is? Or is it like one of them brilliant times you thougt a 8" mini netbook was a 17" laptop, and thought a thumbsized 4G usb receiver was the size of a brick?

No wonder you use iPhone, it doesn't challenge you mentally. Adversity breeds evolution.

GLbenchmark has to do with graphic rendering. What has that got to do with anything? I could link you to at least 10 pages with lists where iPhone would be among bottom 3 among new phones, like screen resolution, call quality, 3G reception, batterytime etc etc...

I have a question, are you one them that has your iPhone in them silly plastic cases and watch 15 minutes unboxings on Youtube about them? They really make me laugh. Watching for them case unboxings and comments for just 1 min is like watching Comedy Central for me. It's funny as hell in a pathetic kinda way.